Military March

Course and distance winner Military March, looks to be on a direct route to the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

The unbeaten son of New Approach, showed great tenacity when defeating Al Suhail in the Autumn Stakes, on the Rowley Mile, last autumn.

Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor is keen to send Military March back there for the Guineas, before having a crack at the Investec Derby at Epsom.

“He stayed in Newmarket – we had others for the UAE Guineas and Derby,” the trainer told TheSportingLife.com.

“We have a plan for him. He’ll start off in the Guineas, and will go straight there.

“A mile and a quarter will be fine for him, and we see him as a Derby horse – he’ll have no trouble getting the trip.

“He won at Newmarket over a mile last season. I’ve been back from Dubai to see him a few times, and he is doing well.

“We’re starting to ask more of him now.

“We won’t bother with a trial – it will be straight to the Guineas. We might run him in the Dante, or we might just go straight to the Derby after that- it depends how he runs.

“I’ve always liked him – even as a yearling, I just liked the way he looked. I trained his dam (Punctilious), so I know the family.”

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